I sure was busy. Having a toddler and two babies in the house was exhausting, if not overwhelming at times.
There was cleaning, feeding, changing nappies to do, as well as my everyday chores like the laundry.
But you know what? I wouldn't change a single thing. It was so rewarding to see my children, my flesh and blood, grow up slowly but surely.
Soon enough it was time for all their birthdays - time really did fly by so fast!
Seb and I didn't arrange a big party this time round (kids + party = carnage!), so we just had a little family celebration.
Cameron was up first. It was an adorable sight watching him try to blow out the candles on his cake, but I had to help him out, otherwise we would have been there all day!
Then it was the twins turn.
Florence was first, being the first-born and all. Seb took her up to the cake and blew out the candles..
And to my surprise she had neither my hair colour or Seb's. She had a platinum blonde. At first I was confused, but then I realised what colour Mum's hair was... I bet that she was going to look like her when she was older! She did have my eyes though!
My little family was gorgeous though -- I wouldn't change a thing about any of them!
Isabella was much more shy, very shy in fact. She liked to cling to me, and if someone would try to talk to her she would just hide her face into my hair, or suck her thumb. I hoped it was just a phase.
One day, a couple of months after the kids' birthdays, Seb came up to me as I was doing some research for work. He grabbed my hand and helped me up from the couch.
"I need you to come somewhere with me." He said, as he started walking out the door, taking me with him.
"Now?!" I asked.
"We can't just leave - what about the children?"
"Don't worry, I've called your mum and she's coming to look after them."
"But- where are we going?" I enquired.
Seb stopped walking and turned to face me. "Babe you'll see."
I opened my mouth to protest but he stopped me, a softness creeping into his voice. "Just trust me Gracie, please."
I couldn't argue with that - I would trust Sebastian with my life.
He got me into a taxi and covered my eyes. After a good ten minutes the cab stopped and Seb helped me out, ensuring I still had my eyes closed. Then he helped me up what seemed like some steps.
"On the count of three you can open your eyes. Three.. two.. one.. open!"
I opened my eyes and saw where I was standing - under a stunning gazebo, surrounded by flowers and beautiful trees.
Its amazingness made me realise that it actually took my breath away. "Wow Seb, this place is gorgeous." I exclaimed while craning me head to look around. "But why exactly are we here?"
"Well I have a question to ask you. And I wanted to ask you in a place that you would never forget, in a moment you would never forget." He said, before getting down on one knee.
Sorry this chapter was very picture heavy, and I'm sorry it took so long to get out!